Sometimes you’ve got to reroute a river to get the job done.

162,000 square feet
Design / Build
Yonkers, NY
  • Re-route of the Sprain Brook River
  • Turned challenges into opportunities

Aurora Contractors was awarded the challenging Design/Build contract for the FedEx Ground distribution facility by SunCap Property Group. Yonkers is one of the 4 FedEx locations Aurora and SunCap have successfully constructed together, all projects meeting time and budget constraints.

This project featured the following:

  • Abatement and demolition of 5 existing structures
  • New construction of a 122,000 SF distribution facility
  • 10 acres of sitework, and off-site improvements
  • Re-routing the Sprain Brook from outside the proposed building footprint
    • Installation of two new 6’ diameter culverts, 30’ below grade, covering a distance of over half a mile
    • Blasting over a 5 week period to remove rock that was later crushed and used as structural backfill
    • Dynamic compaction was used to remedy a fill layer located 15’ below grade
  • Structural steel super structure, wrapped in precast concrete exterior panels
  • 40,000SF parking garage with 218 spots
  • New signalization system at the intersection for the NY State Thruway offramp to Tuckahoe Rd
  • New traffic signal equipment along a ½ mile stretch of Tuckahoe Rd
  • New fiber interconnects for the municipality’s network
  • Widening of Tuckahoe Rd to mitigate traffic congestion
  • Roadway was milled, and paved to State, County, and City standards
FedEx Yonkers - Aerial
FedEx Yonkers - Exterior photo of Parking Corner
FedEx Yonkers - Exterior photo of Ramp
FedEx Yonkers - Exterior photo of Roof
FedEx Yonkers - Exterior photo of Trucks